top leader and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Sunday asserted that he anticipated office-bearers to be loyal to the party alone and never him.

Against the backdrop of a latest debate over the Chief Ministerial candidate for the 2021 Assembly elections, Panneerselvam stated “Our objective should be to return to energy in 2021.

Let bygones be bygones. Let the issues to come be good.”

The deputy chief minister, in an interplay with party functionaries right here, suggested them to work with a way of unity overcoming all divides, be it caste, faith or every other factor.

The stellar work of founder M G Ramachandran and late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for the expansion of the party should all the time be remembered and the expertise of previous elections would come in useful for them, he stated.

Functionaries and employees should all the time be devoted to solely the party and “at no point of time had I persuaded loyalty to me,” he harassed.

Recently, Cooperative Minister Sellur Raju had stated that elected MLAs would decide the Chief Minister following elections subsequent 12 months, whereas Dairy Development Minister Okay T Rajenthra Bhalaji had pitched for incumbent Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami.

Also, posters had appeared that clamoured ‘OPS for CM’ and the row ended with a joint assertion from Panneerselvam, party coordinator, the numero uno party publish and Okay Palaniswami who’s the co-coordinator, asking cadres to work unitedly.

On August 15, the duo stated all essential coverage choices just like the one associated to the CM selection would be taken democratically.

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